Wednesday, December 19, 2007
We don't have all the questions yet, but we are are on a roll and answers zero and one their way crossing the Atlantic, New York's Westchester County, and all the states in between at a rate that some days feels like sitting in bumper to bumper traffic and others is less traumatic than pulling teeth. Of course, don't forget to confound the whole process by holiday shopping and vacation season. Will we be up and running by February? Hold onto your toques.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Hi Tech Vibe with Low Tech Functionality will be offered through the Yuba County Library's Wheatland location for a new concept in libraries: GoLibrary, or Library on the Go, if you will, being the name chosen to promote the service in California.
This new service has yet to be offered in the United States, though Westchester County NY bought the machine from ALA in DC this past summer but hasn't made it available to the public as of yet. Contra Costa County Library in California initiated the LSTA grant project in which Yuba County Library was invited by the State to participate as the beta test site for rural libraries.
The project has been hyper with deadlines swooshing past like road signs in warp speed. Distec the company responsible for the product design is in Sweden and has yet to establish networking partnerships in the States. A major part of our time so far has been spent in coming up with the right questions to ask.